COVID-19 Guidelines & Resources

SCGH / WA DOH Specific COVID-19 Guidelines

SCGH ED COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Transport of COVID Confirmed / Suspected Patients:
    • Into the ED – See ED COVID Escalatation Plans above
    • Out of the ED to the ward
    • Quarantined Patients being discharged – need to inform Police Quarantine Management (phone 9323 5595 or 9323 5540) prior to discharge, and arrange SJA transfer back to quarantine facility – informing SJA that the patient is currently in enforced isolation / quarantine
Suspected / Confirmed COVID Patient Investigation & Management
SCGH ED Infection Prevention & Control Practices
  • Patient
    • What Precautions (CDNA Australia COVID-19)
      • No AGPR’s / Not high secretions = Contact / Droplet Precautions
      • AGPR’s / High secretions = Airborne Precautions ( ie. Negative Pressure Room = NPR)
SCGH ED Health Care Worker Occupational, Health and Safety Advice
  • Staff Wellbeing:
    • Occupational Health & Safety SCGH Contacts (internal):
    • Other:
      • Resilience Training for Healthcare Workers
        • A 3-session video course developed to by the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA: “to support our frontline healthcare providers working tirelessly to care for those infected with COVID-19.”
  • Health Care Worker with Respiratory Tract Illnesses (RTI’s)
    • If you experience “flu-like” symptoms you can call the dedicated WA Health Staff COVID-19 Call Centre on 1800 955 765
    • If COVID testing (see latest SitRep for indications), then isolate until test results (Self-quarantine and testing for COVID-19) – Test Results Enquiry Line 1800 313 223 (8am – 4pm)
    • If not COVID testing, then SCGH ILI Policy:
      • Influenza confirmed:
        • “should not return to work until either 72hours since commencing oseltamivir treatment, or 7 days have elapsed since onset of symptoms”
      • URTI / ILI:
        • “exclude from duty until afebrile and acute symptoms have settled (~3- 5 days)”
  • The following HCWs must not care for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 (as per SCGH Infection & Control Policy: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Interim Policy):
    • pregnant women
    • individuals with chronic respiratory conditions including asthma (requiring regular preventative medication), COPD
    • mobidly obese
    • persons with chronic illness predisposing to severe disease such as:
      • cardiac disease, excluding simple hypertension
      • diabetes mellitus
      • chronic renal disease
      • haemoglobinopathies
      • immunosuppression, including that caused by cancers, medications or by HIV/AIDS infection
      • chronic neurological conditions

COVID Vaccination Related
WA Department of Health Guidelines / Updates

Global COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Data